The average full-time worker spends almost an hour a day, to and from work. That’s 30 minutes of precious time spent in traffic-related stress before and after your work day. While most of that time cannot be avoided, it can be tolerated with the right vehicle. Here is our list of the top 5 best cars for your daily commute.
- Tesla Model S
If this model is any indication, the designer whose vision it is to get us to Mars would apparently like us to get there comfortably and with as little carbon footprint as possible.
The Tesla Model S can travel between 180 and 225 miles per charge and for an electric vehicle, has equal “get up and go” of most sports cars on the road today. Extras include all-wheel drive, autopilot active safety features and a 691-hp P85D. With a navigating screen as big as an iPad that automatically adjusts to the fastest route, maneuvering in 5:00 traffic just got much easier.
2. Chevrolet Volt
This electric beauty is a gas-saver for sure, averaging 99 mpg in electric-mode and 35 mpg on premium. Once the lithium ion battery switches over to its 1.4 liter engine, it can extend its mileage by 315 more miles! You could make your daily commute on battery alone. With the Chevrolet Volt, you may never need to fill up again!
- Nissan Leaf
Once fully charged, the Nissan Leaf can take you a full 75 miles with 106 mpg. Features include a roomy backseat, heated seats and steering wheel, and electric heating that uses 30% less energy. It’s been described as “comfortable,” “super quiet” and “cheap to operate.”
- Ford C-Max
Based on its cousin, the ever popular Ford Focus, the C-Max is a practical hatchback that rides well and handles with agility. Anything less than 40 MPH, and this hybrid becomes all-electric with an excellent 37 mpg overall when transitioning to engine. If your commute is also approximately within a 25 mile range, the C-Max has the potential to run 100% on the battery if fully-charged that morning.
- Lexus ES
A simpler, roomier alternative to similarly-priced sports sedans, the Lexus ES is equipped with a powerful 3.5-liter V6 and 6-speed automatic with an overall 25 mpg and 44 mpg on the highway. For the size of this vehicle, the gas mileage can’t be denied.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
In our opinion, you are crazy to do so. Have you ever been paid up front for the work that you perform for your employer? Why would you pay a fee up front when there are reliable and trustworthy companies like ours that won't ask for it until we provide you with your carriers details?
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.